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FUTURE OF ROYAL MAIL

EDM (Early Day Motion) 941: tabled on 02 March 2009

Tabled in the 2008-09 session.

This motion has been signed by 51 Members. It has not yet had any amendments submitted.

As this motion is using historical data, we may not have the record of the original ordering, in which case signatories are listed alphabetically.

Motion text

That this House recognises the importance of an efficient, publicly-owned Royal Mail business; welcomes the news that the Royal Mail made an increased profit of £255 million in the nine months to Christmas 2008; further welcomes the Royal Mail's prediction that it will nearly double the level of profit it achieved in the last financial year and that all its businesses are in profit for the first time in almost 20 years; notes with great concern proposals for the part-privatisation of Royal Mail, with Dutch mail company TNT, the front-runner to take a stake in the company, despite the fact that the company unveiled a 37 per cent. fall in profits; can see no reason why there is a requirement to sell a portion of the Royal Mail to the private sector; and urges the Government to support a wholly publicly-owned Royal Mail business with a renegotiated access agreement ending the £100 million subsidy to private companies for the delivery of their mail with a six pence increase in the access agreement, giving Royal Mail an additional £300 million profit every year, which could be paid into the pension deficit, easing the burden on the taxpayer in addition to being used for new investments.

The first 6 Members who have signed to support the motion are the sponsors. The primary sponsor is generally the person who tabled the motion and has responsibility for it. The date shown is when the Member signed the motion.

In addition to the sponsors, the following Members have signed to support the motion.

Borrow, Mr David S.
Labour
Signed on 9 March 2009
South Ribble
Burgon, Colin
Labour
Signed on 12 March 2009
Elmet
Campbell, Mr Ronnie
Labour
Signed on 4 March 2009
Blyth Valley
Caton, Mr Martin
Labour
Signed on 4 March 2009
Gower
Chaytor, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 5 March 2009
Bury North
Clapham, Mr Michael
Labour
Signed on 11 March 2009
Barnsley West and Penistone
Clark, Ms Katy
Labour
Signed on 10 March 2009
North Ayrshire and Arran
Clarke, Mr Tom
Labour
Signed on 13 March 2009
Coatbridge, Chryston and Bellshill
Cryer, Mrs Ann
Labour
Signed on 4 March 2009
Keighley
Davies, Dai
Independent
Signed on 5 March 2009
Blaenau Gwent
Dean, Mrs Janet
Labour
Signed on 10 March 2009
Burton
Drew, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 3 March 2009
Stroud
Durkan, Mark
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Signed on 3 March 2009
Foyle
Etherington, Bill
Labour
Signed on 23 April 2009
Sunderland North
Fisher, Mark
Labour
Signed on 20 April 2009
Stoke-on-Trent Central
Gerrard, Mr Neil
Labour
Signed on 9 March 2009
Walthamstow
Godsiff, Mr Roger
Labour
Signed on 10 March 2009
Birmingham, Sparkbrook and Small Heath
Griffiths, Nigel
Labour
Signed on 21 April 2009
Edinburgh South
Hancock, Mr Mike
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 9 March 2009
Portsmouth South
Hemming, John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 9 March 2009
Birmingham, Yardley
Humble, Mrs Joan
Labour
Signed on 4 March 2009
Blackpool North and Fleetwood
Illsley, Mr Eric
Labour
Signed on 10 March 2009
Barnsley Central
James, Mrs Siân C.
Labour
Signed on 11 March 2009
Swansea East
Jenkins, Mr Brian
Labour
Signed on 10 March 2009
Tamworth
Jones, Lynne
Labour
Signed on 3 March 2009
Birmingham, Selly Oak
Leech, Mr John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 10 March 2009
Manchester, Withington
MacNeil, Mr Angus
Scottish National Party
Signed on 4 March 2009
Na h-Eileanan an Iar
Mason, John
Scottish National Party
Signed on 9 March 2009
Glasgow East
McCafferty, Chris
Labour
Signed on 4 March 2009
Calder Valley
McCrea, Rev Dr William
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 4 March 2009
South Antrim
McDonnell, Dr Alasdair
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Signed on 11 March 2009
Belfast South
O'Hara, Mr Edward
Labour
Signed on 3 March 2009
Knowsley South
Price, Adam
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 13 March 2009
Carmarthen East and Dinefwr
Robinson, Mrs Iris
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 16 March 2009
Strangford
Sarwar, Mr Mohammad
Labour
Signed on 8 June 2009
Glasgow Central
Simpson, Alan
Labour
Signed on 4 March 2009
Nottingham South
Singh, Mr Marsha
Labour
Signed on 11 March 2009
Bradford West
Skinner, Mr Dennis
Labour
Signed on 11 March 2009
Bolsover
Taylor, David
Labour
Signed on 3 March 2009
North West Leicestershire
Turner, Dr Desmond
Labour
Signed on 3 March 2009
Brighton, Kemptown
Vis, Dr Rudi
Labour
Signed on 3 March 2009
Finchley and Golders Green
Williams, Mrs Betty
Labour
Signed on 9 March 2009
Conwy
Williams, Hywel
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 18 March 2009
Caernarfon
Wood, Mike
Labour
Signed on 24 March 2009
Batley and Spen

These members had previously signed the motion, but have now withdrawn their support. The date shown is when the Member withdrew their signature from the motion.